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Sir Lindsay Hoyle: who is the new Speaker of the House of Commons?

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Published on Nov 5, 2019

Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected as the next Commons Speaker, replacing John Bercow. The favourite beat Chris Bryant by 112 votes in the fourth and final round of voting, having already seen off Dame Eleanor Laing, Harriet Harman, Dame Rosie Winterton,  Sir Edward Leigh and Meg Hillier. In total, 540 MPs voted in the final round with Hoyle receiving 325 votes to Bryant's 213.
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